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Schongauer

(German ˈʃoːnɡauər)
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(Biography) Martin (ˈmartiːn). ?1445–91, German painter and engraver
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While "The Renaissance Nude" presents works by Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach, and Martin Schongauer in the north and Donatello, Raphael, and Giorgione in the south; it also introduces names that deserve to be known better.
Swathed in robes of cloth of gold and damask, figures derived from late medieval English and north European sources pose elegantly under elaborate gothic canopies against landscape backdrops evoking Albrecht Durer and Martin Schongauer. Most characteristic of all are the colours: deep olive greens, tawny yellows and silvery-grey whites with flashes of ruby red.
These were contextualized within Florentine art production and patronage, as the room included drawings from the Ghirlandaio workshop in which Michelangelo trained, works by Verrocchio and the Pollaiuolo brothers, drawings by Michelangelo after the eminent masters of an earlier generation (Giotto, Masaccio, and Donatello); and work by Martin Schongauer, one of many Northern European artists favored in Florence in the late fifteenth century.
The young artist copied an engraving--made just prior to or the year of Michelangelo's birth--by German artist Martin Schongauer. Again, the young artist channeled a more mature posture.
A small oil-and-tempera painting called The Torment of Saint Anthony, based on a print by Martin Schongauer, may also predate his Ghirlandaio stint.
The artwork is from an engraving by Martin Schongauer titled "The Temptation of St.
(A riposte to Jeff Koons's Kiepenkerl, 1987?) These women evoke Durer's brooding Melancholia, 1514, or the witches of Martin Schongauer rather than a placid Athena as the incarnation of wisdom, for whom the owl is avian insignia.
Rather, the works emanating from his series of performance-based pieces called Drawing Restraint, of which there are 18 numbers, or episodes (thus far), are presented in tandem with a selection of Northern Renaissance prints and paintings, most with explicit Christian iconography, from various collections in the surrounding region by the artists Hans Baldung Grien, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Albrecht Durer, Hendrick Goltzius, Urs Graf, Martin Schongauer, and a few others.
1487-88), which was hung alongside a facsimile of Martin Schongauer's Temptation of Saint Anthony engraving (original ca.